‘a man of like passions… a reason for praise’

BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)– One of China’s most outspoken evangelists, Pastor Zhang ‘Bike’ Mingxuan, was free Sunday, August 31, after he and his wife were released from detention by Chinese security officials, representatives said.

Back on August 13, 2008, I posted an article entitled ‘a man of like passions?’. The post was about a servant of the Lord, Pastor Zhang “Bike” Mingxuan, that was imprisoned for traveling across China on a bicycle to evangelize the lost of China. 

Pastor Bike, president of the Chinese House Church Alliance, rode his bike more than 10,000 miles, visiting 24 Chinese provinces to introduce nonbelievers to Jesus Christ. Armed with a Bible and his business card, which declared “Believe in Jesus, Earn Eternal Life,” Pastor Bike brought the gospel to thousands of people.

We left our readers with the plead to pray for the release of Pastor Bike and those incarcerated with him. It is with grateful praise unto our Faithful Lord that we post this update, that news accounts from BosNewsLife state that he and his wife have been released.

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During our mid-week Bible study, we have been studying Hebrews chapter 11 and are considering the men and women that comprise the the ‘Hall of Faith’.

When we read the accounts of the testimonies of these men and women of faith, we oft times convince ourselves that they are supernatural individuals; spiritual supermen or superwomen if you please. But they are not! They are men and women just like you and me; men and women of ‘like passions’ that believed God and His word.

Just regular Joe’s- who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions. Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.

Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; Of whom the world was not worthy: they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. And these all, having obtained a good report through faith.

Men and women who both lived and died in faith, trusting the Everlasting God. Men just like Pastor Bike, who set aside his ‘like passions’ to follow the Passion of his God and Savior.

Thank you Father for answered prayer.

Continue to pray that our Lord will under gird Pastor Bike and the likes that continue to serve our Lord in the midst of fervent opposition.

malachi

‘the chicken & the egg dilemma’

  Art Work Jacques Maroger (1884-1962)

Darwin’s Theory of Evolution – The Premise
Darwin’s Theory of Evolution is the widely held notion that all life is related and has descended from a common ancestor: the birds and the bananas, the fishes and the flowers — all related. Darwin’s general theory presumes the development of life from non-life and stresses a purely naturalistic (undirected) “descent with modification”. That is, complex creatures evolve from more simplistic ancestors naturally over time. In a nutshell, as random genetic mutations occur within an organism’s genetic code, the beneficial mutations are preserved because they aid survival — a process known as “natural selection.” These beneficial mutations are passed on to the next generation. Over time, beneficial mutations accumulate and the result is an entirely different organism (not just a variation of the original, but an entirely different creature). Darwin’s Theory Of Evolution  – A Theory in Crisis

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD. PSALM 14:1-4

Since the 1930’s, the gross deception of natural selection has come to be widely seen as the primary explanation of the process of evolution, thereby denouncing or acknowledging God as The Divine Creator. The only ones that succumb to this teaching of darkness are the fools mentioned in Psalm 14 and mighty is there deception, for they cannot answer the simple question….

‘which came first the chicken or the egg?’

VenomFangXmirror– Evidence for the Existence of God

  

I hope you enjoyed the video by VenomFangXmirror, and have considered the truth propagated, for they speak of The Creator that set His love  upon us while we were yet sinners. I thank the Lord for such a young man that has firmly planted his feet upon the firm foundation of God’s word.

So to answer the simple question posed above… ‘which came first the chicken or the egg?’ … let us go to the wisdom of the Divine Creator and His word.

And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that [it was] good. Genesis 1:24-25

malachi